Monster Pictutres / 14 July 2020

Kiwi Crime Caper LOWDOWN DIRTY CRIMINALS Release Details Revealed!

Are you ready for a hilarious crime caper? Well on August 20, Monster Pictures will unleash LOWDOWN DIRTY CRIMINALS into cinemas across New Zealand!

Directed by Paul Murphy (Second Hand Wedding, Love Birds), the film features an all-star cast led by James Rolleston (The Dark Horse, The Breaker Upperers) and Toi Whakaari graduate Samuel Austin. The lead duo are joined by Robbie Magasiva (Sione’s Wedding, Wentworth), Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Scott Wills (Stickmen, Apron Strings) and Rebecca Gibney (Wanted, Packed to the Rafters).

When Freddy (Rolleston) loses his job delivering pizza, he and his best buddy Marvin (Austin) find work with a small-time crook Spiggs (Wills). After they botch a straight forward job, Spiggs sends them on a fool’s errand-to kill gangster Donny Kong (Min Kim) who’s been sleeping with his wife. When the wrong guy ends up dead, Freddy and Marvin find themselves crossing paths with someone even scarier than their boss – uber gangster The Upholsterer (Gibney) and her hapless henchmen Semo (Magasiva) and Roy (Holloway). The ensuing chaos escalates into a world of hilarity and violence that’ll threaten their lives and force them to re-evaluate their career choices.

Excited to get back onto the big screen as a lead, James Rolleston comments on the film: “I could imagine myself playing the character of Freddy as soon as I read the script. It was absolutely awesome working with such a talented cast and crew. There were a lot of laughs on set and I’m really grateful to be a part of such a fun film.

Robbie Magasiva adds: “I can honestly say I have never had so much fun on set – we were constantly laughing. This cast and crew put a smile on my face every day.

Director Paul Murphy is also looking forward to sharing the film with New Zealand audiences, comments: “Bringing LOWDOWN DIRTY CRIMINALS to life on the big screen was an absolute joy right from the start. It was a privilege to work with such stellar cast and crew and I’m confident audiences are going to love this buddy-comedy and its eclectic characters.

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LOWDOWN DIRTY CRIMINALS opens nationwide in New Zealand on August 20th and stay tuned for news of its Australia release!